MFL

At the Gainsborough Academy we believe that learning a language is important for our young people to fully take part in the modern world. People think everyone speaks English, but this is just not true. 75% of the world population have no English at all. We aim to develop keen and talented linguists and we truly believe that languages are for everyone.  We offer languages provision to some of our partner primaries to ensure that students understand the importance of speaking a language early on. We have recently introduced Spanish as a second language to increase the choice that our students have. All students will study both French and Spanish with us in KS 3 to allow them to make an informed choice about which language is right for them when they choose their options. We offer wider experiences of languages too with French breakfasts, lunchtime Spanish Kareoke, visits to local French and Spanish restaurants and foreign language films at breaktime.

Our Aims:

To encourage students to:

How to support your child in Languages at home:

Your child will thrive in MFL with your added support and you don’t have to be a linguist to help him/her. Here are some easy helpful ways to develop your child learning in French and Spanish :

Year 7 Languages

Term 1 – Family and Pets

Term 2 – Pastimes

Term 3 – School

Term 4- Likes and Dislikes – swap to language 2

Term 5 – My town

Term 6 – My future

 

Year 8

Term 1 – My people

Term 2 – My house and chores

Term 3-  Media – TV and films

Term 4 – Media – Books and music

Term 5 – Tourism

Term 6 – Project work – describing photos

 

Year 9 – GCSE

Term 1 French – Relationships                 Term 1 Spanish – Holidays

Term 2 French – Media and Likes             Term 2 Spanish – Holidays

Term 3 French – Celebration                     Term 3 Spanish – School

Term 4 French – Town                               Term 4 Spanish – Relationships

Term 5 French – exam skills                      Term 5 Spanish  – exam skills

Term 6 French  – exam practice                 Term 6 Spanish – exam practice

 

Year 10 GCSE from September 2019

Term 1 – French – Holidays                                     Term 1  Spanish – Media /Interests

Term 2 – French – French tourism                          Term 2  Spanish – Free time

Term 3 – French – exam skills and practice            Term 3 Spanish – Town

Term 4 – French – School                                       Term 4 Spanish –  Celebration

Term 5 – French – Writing and speaking skills        Term 5 – Spanish – Writing and speaking

Term 6 – French – Past, present and future       Term 6 – Spanish – Past, present and future

 

Year 11

Term 1 – French – future plans                              Term 1 – Spanish – future plans

Term 2 – French – global issues                            Term 2 – Spanish – global issues

Term 3 – French – global aid                                  Term 3 – Spanish – future plans

Term 4 – French – Exam practice                           Term 4 – Spanish – future plans

Please note that students are no longer required to wear blazers. We will now be adopting the summer uniform, all other uniform remains the same.